Oprah’s longtime friend Gayle King was quarantining in her guest house the last 14 days after testing positive for coronavirus. But she came out on Thursday July 9th testing negative, overwhelmed with joy, stepping out to hug her friends Oprah and Stedman.
“After 13 and a half days quarantined in my guest house, @gayleking and her @cbsthismorning team released from Covid quarantine,” Oprah captioned a post capturing the moment on her Instagram. ‘We are here to welcome our guests, who have tested negative. Welcome, welcome!” Oprah announced as Gayle went to hug Stedman. “A Covid-free house,” she added.
Oprah, her husband, Gayle and the CBS This Morning team had all been staying Oprah’s Santa Barbara home because that’s where Gayle was filming during the pandemic. Gayle took to Instagram with a post of her saying, “Quarantine ‘ovah’!” she wrote. “We got our covid results & @Oprah had us over for a ‘freedom dinner’ a good time was had by all.”
Gayle might be keeping herself busy with her morning show, but she wasn’t the only one. Oprah had her own share of virtual engagements like Facebook’s #Graduation2020 special. “You are indeed, the chosen class, for such a time as this, the Class of 2020. You’re also a united class, the pandemic class, that has the entire world striving to graduate with you,” she told recent graduates. “But even though there may not be pomp because of our circumstances, never has a graduating class been called to step into the future with more purpose, vision, passion and energy and hope.”
She continued, “Your graduation ceremony is taking place with so many luminaries celebrating you on the world’s Facebook stage, and I’m just honored to join them and salute you.”
We’re glad to see Gayle doing better now. Considering how she’s 65 years old, a covid19 diagnosis could have spelled bad news for her for sure.